17/5/09 6 °C
Last night’s violent windstorm has left both us pretty cranky as neither of us slept at all last night. Chrissy was so terrified that the van was going to a)tip over or b)be crushed by the above tree branches that she just trembled all night long while Tom attempted to calm her down. We decided to call it quits on the wineries and make a beeline over to Picton to see if we could change our ferry sailing to later this afternoon. Thankfully, they were able to no problem and we just had a short hour’s wait before boarding the ferry.
This ferry is massive! It has two movie theatres, a loading process that BC Ferries would never be able to comprehend as it is that efficient, and trains get to cruise over too. Feeling poorly, we decided to splurge on the Kaputi Class, which meant a “special” lounge where we could just chill out on the three-hour trip. We also got snacks and free drinks. Tom was thrilled that they served alcoholic beverages and sampled some of the nation’s beers while Chrissy just sampled all the quiche and meat pies. Last night’s windstorm hasn’t quite left yet as it made the sailing a little bit rocky at points. Standing on the outside decks coming into Wellington, it was apparent that the wind was also going to be a nuisance as neither of us could stand it was so strong.
Once off the ferry, we got in touch with Miss Hayley who gave us directions to a holiday park close by. We then promptly forgot said directions and got slightly lost coming out of the inner city. We did eventually find the parking lot er holiday park and after a quick call, we were hanging out with Hayley and taking part in the most luxurious of activities: free laundry.
We spent the night hanging out with Hayley and her roommate, watching way too much Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice and other tantalizing NZ programs. As well, we were introduced to Burger Fuel that is a delicious/gourmet burger place that serves super delicious morsels of goodness. After acquiring the coveted season finale of Greys on DVD form, we headed back to the van-a-ram which we promptly turned into a Chinese laundry again, watched the season finale of Greys, cursed the months until the return of Greys, and went to bed!